Ohio Man Shoots and Kills Neighbor For Being Democrat

A Morgan Twp. man charged with murder admitted to shooting and killing his neighbor in Okeana on Saturday, according to court documents. Austin Gene Combs, 26, was booked into the Butler County Jail on Saturday night and charged with murder. Bond was set at $950,000 on Monday during a video arraignment at the Butler County Historic Courthouse. Anthony Lee King, 43, died of multiple gunshot wounds, and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the Butler County Coroner’s Office. According to sheriff’s office investigators, Combs admitted to shooting King “several times with a revolver.”

“My neighbor just shot my dad,” a male tells dispatchers. The suspect, “just walked back onto his property,” he tells the dispatcher. According to the son, the neighbor “has come over multiple times making statements. He’s insane.”

The victim’s wife then tells the dispatcher they were cutting grass and working in the yard when she came inside to let the dog out. That’s when she heard gunshots, she said. “I look in the backyard and that man is walking away from my husband, and my husband is on the ground,” the woman says “He has come over like four times confronting my husband because he thought he was a Democrat. Why, why … Please, I don’t understand.” 

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Police: 21-year-old stabs father in Reily Township

That was the headline from 5 years ago.

Austin Combs, 21, stabbed his father after an altercation, Butler County Sheriff’s Office officials said. Police said he stabbed his 56-year-old father in the abdomen, then ran from the scene.

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